The high priests of the Church of Modern Medicine are blinded by many (false & irrational) beliefs. One of them is the fundamental tenet of human vestigiality
In the context of human evolution, human vestigiality involves those traits (such as organs or behaviors) occurring in humans that have lost all or most of their original function through evolution. Although structures called vestigial often appear functionless, a vestigial structure may retain lesser functions or develop minor new ones. In some cases, structures once identified as vestigial simply had an unrecognized function.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vestigiality
Allopathic absurdity knows no bounds. If a structure's function is unknown it's automatically deemed to be functionless (and expendable).
listed a number of putative human vestigial features, which he termed rudimentary, in The Descent of Man
(1890). These included the muscles of the ear, wisdom teeth, the appendix
, the tail bone, body hair, and the semilunar fold in the corner of the eye. Darwin also commented on the sporadic nature of many vestigial features, particularly musculature. Making reference to the work of the anatomist William Turner, Darwin highlighted a number of sporadic muscles which he identified as vestigial remnants of the panniculus carnosus, particularly the sternalis muscle.
In 1893, Robert Wiedersheim
published The Structure of Man
, a book on human anatomy and its relevance to man's evolutionary history. This book contained a list of 86 human organs that he considered vestigial, or as Wiedersheim himself explained: "Organs having become wholly or in part functionless, some appearing in the Embryo alone, others present during Life constantly or inconstantly. For the greater part Organs which may be rightly termed Vestigial." His list of supposedly vestigial organs included many of the examples on this page as well as others then mistakenly believed to be purely vestigial, such as the pineal gland, the thymus gland, and the pituitary gland. Some of these organs that had lost their obvious, original functions later turned out to have retained functions that had gone unrecognized before the discovery of hormones or many of the functions and tissues of the immune system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vestigiality#History
Not surprisingly, Darwin & Wiedersheim's idiotic theories have had deleterious consequences. The following desimd
.com article ironically titled "Know Your Body" is a perfect example of how dangerously ignorant modern M.D.'s truly are.
Of all the organs in the human body 'Appendix' is the only organ, which has no functions, is unwanted and can easily be dispensed with. However, if infected, it gets angry and can be life threatening.
The Appendix is commonly referred to as a classic example of a vestigial organ. It is a small sac connected to the large intestine at the apex of the caecum below the entrance of the ileum. It is a slender tubular organ of the size of the little finger. It has its own artery for blood supply called the appendicular artery in the appendicular mesentery.
Earlier it was considered as a vestigial organ without any functions whatsoever. However, newer evidence suggests that it has a most likely function in the lymphatic system. It is one of the areas of the colon where lymphatic tissue found in the appendix is high.
Lymphatic shlymphatic. We don't need no stinkin' appendix.
Since the appendix can be readily sacrificed it must be removed on slightest suspicion of appendicitis to avoid life-threatening consequences if neglected. The golden rule is to remove the appendix if the patient is a victim of repeated episodes of appendicular type of pain. To err on the wrong side is better than inviting serious complications including loss of life.
Sure, why not?
Carcinoid of the Appendix:
Carcinoid tumors can occur anywhere in the Gastro-intestinal tract. In the intestines the tip of the appendix is the common site for carcinoid tumor to occur. There may be more than one of these small growths, which are solid and yellow-colored.
These are usually an incidental finding while performing an appendicectomy operation or as a secondary procedure for some other abdominal surgery. While carcinoid tumors in the GI tract are potentially malignant, the vast majority of appendiceal tumors pursue a benign course.
Just as the appendix itself is a myth appendicitis also turns out as a greater myth. There are cases when the appendix is removed and found absolutely normal after its removal. There are few cases when a normal appendix is removed just like that when the abdomen is opened for some other surgery to avoid any problems which the appendix might cause if let loose on its own! There are also cases when the diagnosis is missed, or the patient did not present with classical signs and symptoms of appendicitis or there is no time for surgery, and later autopsy reveals that the cause is acute appendicitis!
More importantly the appendix presents itself at various positions deviating from the usual normal position. If this happens diagnosis becomes more difficult and the patient may face serious consequences for no fault of any body.
The problems in diagnosing appendicitis are as complicated as the evolution of the appendix itself.
The problem is this clueless butcher doesn't know the first thing about healing people!
Neither do Duke University Medical Center's mental midgets.
Evolution Of The Human Appendix: A Biological 'Remnant' No More
Date: August 21, 2009
Source: Duke University Medical Center
Summary: The lowly appendix, long-regarded as a useless evolutionary artifact, won newfound respect two years ago when researchers proposed that it actually serves a critical function. The appendix, they said, is a safe haven where good bacteria could hang out until they were needed to repopulate the gut after a nasty case of diarrhea, for example.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090820175901.htm
Now, some of those same researchers are back, reporting on the first-ever study of the appendix through the ages. Writing in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Duke scientists and collaborators from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University conclude that Charles Darwin was wrong: The appendix is a whole lot more than an evolutionary remnant. Not only does it appear in nature much more frequently than previously acknowledged, but it has been around much longer than anyone had suspected.
"Maybe it's time to correct the textbooks," says William Parker, Ph.D., assistant professor of surgical sciences at Duke and the senior author of the study. "Many biology texts today still refer to the appendix as a 'vestigial organ.'"
Using a modern approach to evolutionary biology called cladistics, which utilizes genetic information in combination with a variety of other data to evaluate biological relationships that emerge over the ages, Parker and colleagues found that the appendix has evolved at least twice, once among Australian marsupials and another time among rats, lemmings and other rodents, selected primates and humans. "We also figure that the appendix has been around for at least 80 million years, much longer than we would estimate if Darwin's ideas about the appendix were correct."
Darwin theorized that the appendix in humans and other primates was the evolutionary remains of a larger structure, called a cecum, which was used by now- extinct ancestors for digesting food. The latest study demonstrates two major problems with that idea. First, several living species, including certain lemurs, several rodents and a type of flying squirrel, still have an appendix attached to a large cecum which is used in digestion. Second, Parker says the appendix is actually quite widespread in nature. "For example, when species are divided into groups called 'families', we find that more than 70 percent of all primate and rodent groups contain species with an appendix." Darwin had thought that appendices appeared in only a small handful of animals.
"Darwin simply didn't have access to the information we have," explains Parker. "If Darwin had been aware of the species that have an appendix attached to a large cecum, and if he had known about the widespread nature of the appendix, he probably would not have thought of the appendix as a vestige of evolution."
And if grandma had balls she'd be grandpa!
He also was not aware that appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is not due to a faulty appendix, but rather due to cultural changes associated with industrialized society and improved sanitation. "Those changes left our immune systems with too little work and too much time their hands – a recipe for trouble," says Parker.
Appendicitis is due to cultural changes associated with industrialized society such as the toxic build-up of processed foods, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, etc.
That notion wasn't proposed until the early 1900's, and "we didn't really have a good understanding of that principle until the mid 1980's," Parker said. "Even more importantly, Darwin had no way of knowing that the function of the appendix could be rendered obsolete by cultural changes that included widespread use of sewer systems and clean drinking water."
Rendered obsolete? Give me a fa-king break!
Parker says now that we understand the normal function of the appendix, a critical question to ask is whether we can do anything to prevent appendicitis. He thinks the answer may lie in devising ways to challenge our immune systems today in much the same manner that they were challenged back in the Stone Age. "If modern medicine could figure out a way to do that, we would see far fewer cases of allergies, autoimmune disease, and appendicitis."
Colleagues who contributed to the study include lead author Heather Smith, of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rebecca Fisher, of Arizona State University; and Mary Lou Everett, Anitra Thomas and R. Randal Bollinger from the Department of Surgery at Duke.
"Modern" medicine is trapped in the "Stone Age
." The One
If you still have faith in the Church of Modern Medicine, then good luck to you, dear reader.
Surgical removal of the tonsils and appendix associated with risk of early heart attack, study suggests
Date: June 1, 2011
Source: European Society of Cardiology
Summary: Surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils in young people associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110601075128.htm
You'll need it!